Multiple eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm (3/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1105

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This multiple wedjat eye amulet is in the shape of a scaraboid. There are elaborate detailed carvings of four Eyes of Horus (wedjats) on the convex upper face. The lower face is flat with one Eye of Horus (wedjat) carved in relief on a sunken panel. It is bored lengthwise. The piece is in good condition. Unpolished, gray, chalky-white stone.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way